Ezekiel Emanuel, chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, tells Eugene Robinson, columnist for "The Washington Post" and MSNBC contributor, that insurance companies are canceling plans because they want to be out of the single-payer market and believe that the Health Insurance Marketplace or "exchange" is the future.
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